Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaia) (3246 words)


Teffi (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Lokhvitskaia, 1872-1952) was one of the most popular writers in Russia in the years preceding the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. Her humorous stories, feuilletons, and dramatic miniatures brought her such immense celebrity that candy and perfume were named after her.  After the revolution, she was among the multitudes who fled Russia and, during her over thirty years in emigration, she was equally beloved by her compatriots in the Russian diaspora. Although best known as a humorist, Teffi also wrote serious poetry and prose – had “two faces”, she once remarked: “one laughing and one weeping” (Vereshchagin, Vladimir, “Teffi,”Russkaia mysl’, N…

Citation: Haber, Edythe. "Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaia)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 December 2016 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13806, accessed 09 December 2022.]

13806 Teffi (Nadezhda Lokhvitskaia) 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.